I have recently been contacted about a role from a company which my current company is in major competition with. My contract states that I cannot work for competing companies for 6 months upon leaving my current position. However, after speaking with the recruiter he insists that I should be able to switch roles without incurring any issues with my current employer.
The role is doing exactly the same as my current position but on a much higher pay band so for me it's at least worth considering. But I don't want to end up in a situation that could cause me legal grief in the coming months. So my question is, has anyone on here had a similar contractual situation and has been through the transition? If it helps I work as a software developer.